Autoimmunity

Immune Complex Diseases:  A distinct collection of diseases characterized by predominant antigen-antibody complexes causing and entertaining the disease process. A group of cellular proteins in addition to DNA now identified to cause autoantibody responses.

Common denominator of a whole array of immune complex diseases, also awaiting senescence: systemic or local inflammation; distinctive features: the predominance of organ immune complex deposition/damage which differs and gives the entities their names. Thus, both types of immune complexes exist: those which activate complement to cause damage and those who are damped thanks to complement activation, if both events do not occur jointly.